My printer was printing fine up until two days ago. The status of the printer keeps saying it is ready, but when I try to print nothing happens. I have plenty of ink in the cartridges and there is no paper jams, it just won't print. When it first started, I had to play around with the buttons on the printer and then about 20 mins later my papers began to print. Please help.
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It's because the print queue is saved on the printer's flash memory. This happens when you don't cancel the queues properly or terminated improperly. To get rid of the issue, always try to give the command slowly and don't over load. If you are printing photos, try to make the file size small so that it'll not take long to spool and prepare for printing.
When the problem occurs, so as follows:
Cancel the queues from the print status box ("Cancel all documents"), if they are not cancelled, then turn off the printer (directly unplug the power cord from the printer), it you still see the printing status, keep on cancelling until everything's gone.
If the problem persists, restart your computer. Definitely the problem will be fixed.
It's also important to press the cancel button while the printer powers On.
First, please make sure there is no error message displayed on the LCD screen of the printer Now we will check the status of your printer in the printers menu in the control panel. The printer’s status should be set to “ready” If the printer is “paused” simply clear the print queue, right click on the printer and select “resume printing”. If the printer says “offline”, follow these steps.
Clear the printer queue
Shut down the computer
Unplug the USB cable from your computer and your printer
Unplug the power cable from the printer and wait 15 seconds
Plug the USB cable back into the printer and the computer.
Plug the printer’s power cable back in.
Turn your computer back on.
Your printer status should be back to ready now and you are able to print. Thank you,
Try to completely reboot your printer or fiddle around with the printing status on your actual computer. If that doesn't work try erasing the printers memory of ever printing anything then re-sync it with your computer.
Try to cancel the document in queue first by going to control panel and printers and faxes/ other hardware. right click on the printer icon and cancel all documents up until you get 0 and ready status. Restart computer and try printing again.
I had the same problem until recently. You have to install the drivers FROM THE CD that came with the printer, instead of selecting the drivers from the default list. Then, when selecting which printer driver to use (you'll have two options) choose Canon IJ and NOT Canon MX310 series. This is a problem with their MX310 driver, which is solved using a default/generic Canon InkJet (hence, the IJ) driver. Hope this helps!
P.S. This only works on Mac OS X. I have yet to figure out how to print wirelessly through Vista. Will keep you posted.